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Africa’s deadly diseases

Cholera: in week 3 there were 662 cases and 8 deaths in DRC; in week 4 there were 12 cases…

Lassa fever in 27 Nigerian states

“The Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said about 27 states of the federation have recorded cases of Lassa fever…

Problems won’t end in January

On January 22, we noted that terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan had killed 80 ; that…

Lassa Fever makes more victims in Nigeria

“The death toll from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 41, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has…

Outbreaks and emergencies

The overall health situation has deteriorated: last week there were 53 outbreaks, the total now stands at 55. Cholera is…

Medics, 17 Others Killed By Lassa Fever in Nigeria

“At least 19 people, including two medical doctors and a health worker, have been reported killed by Lassa fever in…

Outbreaks and emergencies: week 6

Cholera In week 4 cholera was reported in 9 countries, in week 5 is monitored in 8 , while in…

West Africa: Lassa Fever – Who Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries

“With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts…

Another Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria

“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, last week Tuesday January 22, 2019 confirmed 16 deaths from 60 cases of…

Outbreaks and Emergencies–week 1

Cholera In week 51 of 2018, Cholera was monitored in seven countries: Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. In…

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